Monday, 21 March 2016

Magatamas 勾玉

   Two personal works with large unique shinto Japanese magatama centrepieces! This one is made from solid Gibeon meteorite with a great Widmanstätten pattern:

meteorite magatama

      The next is a gold rutile magatama (rutilated quartz magatama ルチル勾玉) A highly prized stone for good luck amulets, thought to bring good fortune in money, as well as an ability to concentrate and sharpen one's thoughts. Also known as "Angel Hair", gold rutile stones are valued higher with increasing clarity of the surrounding quartz, as well as the number and quality of rutile crystals running though them.

gold rutile magatama

   The cords are double leather thong with sterling silver clasps and rings. Thanks for looking!